A VIEW TO A KILL
STERLING’S MOVIE WALK
Hello again, SF Movie Walk fans! Although the early 007 films would rerun on TV when I was growing up, the first James Bond film I saw in the cinema was Roger Moore’s seventh (and final) outing as Bond, A View to a Kill, a large part of which takes place in San Francisco because the psychotic industrialist Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) has an evil plan to flood Silicon Valley using the San Andreas and Hayward Faults.
I thought it would be fun to do a walk that covers the predominant locations shot in the city, especially the film’s use of two bridges in separate major action sequences: the obligatory Golden Gate, but also the less iconic Lefty O’Doul drawbridge. This turned out to be the longest single-day movie walk I’ve ever done (I later learned to break extensive walks for Bullitt and Time After Time into two separate days), but it was a lot of fun. The best time to take this walk? Around May 1 to commemorate Grace Jones’s memorable villain May Day.